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PALESTINE, CHARLEMAGNE - Sharing a Sonority with Terry Jennings, Bob Feldman, Rhys Chatham, Tony Conrad

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Alga Marghen plana-P 28NMN.068
Release Year: 2008
Note: three pieces from 1974 & 1967 with different collaborations (including a 32 minute-piece with TONY CONRAD and RHYS CHATHAM!!)
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Diese CD dokumentiert den ersten & einzigen Auftritt der FUNDAMENTAL D FLAT GROUP - bestehend aus C. PALESTINE, TONY CONRAD und RHYS CHATHAM, die mit Gesang & einigen Instrumenten ein langes, kraftvolles & urwchsiges Drone-Stck improvisieren (ein 32 mintiger Mitschnitt vom April 1974 aus New York). Daneben finden sich hier noch zwei sehr ruhige & feine Stcke von PALESTINE im Zusammenspiel mit TERRY JENNINGS (1974) und ROBERT FELDMAN (1967).


"Short & Sweet is the title of a breathtaking duo for piano and sax performed on April 24th by Charlemagne Palestine and Terry Jennings. The two composers happened to play together in very private concerts at Cal Arts, but never recorded those sessions, until a special day when Charlemagne happened to have a little taperecorder around. The recording was considered lost for more than 30 years when finally a copy was found thanks to Tony Conrad. The piano part reminds some of the early pieces by Charlemagne Palestine titled Piano Drones. Terry Jennings soprano sax is very elaborated and decorative. Around 1967 Charlemagne was experimenting mainly with voice and electronic. he also occasionally recorded piano and sax improvisations with his friend Bob Feldman. This cd featured a very special duo by Palestine and Feldman playing electronic and flute. The two artists met in 1961 when Bob Feldman worked in a jazz record shop in the Times Square subway station. Palestine didn't know much about jazz and Feldman guided him through the new progressive jazz styles of the times. Later at the Intermedia Center of NYU where they had a Buchla synthesizer. Charlemagne and Bob Feldman experimented there between jazz raga and electronic. very little was recorded. this is one rare duet that dates probably from around 1967. The last track on this CD is the first 30 minutes recording from April 22nd, 1972 by The Fundamental D Flat Group performing in Db. during one trip back to Nyc from Cal Arts, Charlemagne Palestine was invited by Tony Conrad (together with Rhys Chatham) to Albright College in New Jersey for a Sunday afternoon concert. That was the first and last time The Fundamental D Flat Group played in public. Although the piece lasted all afternoon the first 30 minutes were the only portion recorded during the performance. The Fundamental D Flat Group invite you to listen and meditate in the mode of Db. To hear one one is to enter the deepest realm of knowledge of the sound current. the ear, the understanding, and the core of the spirit resonate to the mode of the single tone and its harmonic family." [label info]